Post Office launches five new currency cards

Published on 1 January 1970 by Raffick Marday

Prepaid cards are an increasingly popular option when it comes to travel money. Being separate from your bank account, they offer a high level of safety and security for those journeying overseas.

prepaid cards on holidayAdded to which, they can effectively prevent holiday overspending – which is particularly important in the current financial climate.

Taking this and popular winter holiday destinations into account, the Post Office has launched five new Travel Money Plus Cards, now available in Australian dollars, Canadian dollars, New Zealand dollars, South African rand and Swiss francs.

The addition of five extra currencies means that the Post Office now offers eight prepaid currency cards – the widest choice of prepaid cards on UK high streets.

Andrew Brown, Post Office Head of Travel Money, said:

“The Post Office has been at the forefront of travel money card developments since 2006 and our latest innovations are designed to provide more choice and convenience to the growing number of customers using a pre-paid card.”

With customers able to add holiday money to their card whenever they feel the exchange rate is favourable, convenience is at the forefront of the service.

In addition to fast, convenient top-up facilities – which will now be available at any one of the Post Office’s 11,500 branches – the five new currency cards will come with balance-checking facilities and SMS top-up, which allows cardholders to add funds while they are overseas.

The cards, which form part of a major expansion of the Post Office’s Travel Money Card Plus range, are chip and PIN-enabled Mastercards and can be used like a debit card in millions of shops, bars and restaurants – and at ATMs – worldwide.

“The timing of the new currency introductions could not be better with the winter sun season now fully underway,” added Mr Brown.

“The four long haul currencies now available on a Travel Money Card Plus all feature in our top 12 bestsellers and South Africa featured as one of the top 10 best value destinations in the recent Post Office Long Haul Report.”

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